The Iowa City Human Rights Commission will honor two individuals, a service organization, and a business during its 33rd Annual Human Rights Awards Breakfast later this month to recognize their efforts on behalf of human rights. This year’s award winners are:

  • Tammy Nyden: the Isabel Turner Award for work for fair and ethical treatment and volunteering time to an organization that works for these rights;
  • Pilot Club of Iowa City: the Rick Graf Award for long-term commitment to a specific cause for the benefit of a specific group of persons;
  • Jeanne Nunley: The Linda Severson Award for contributions to human rights by an individual in a service organization;
  • Neumann Monson Architects (Kevin Monson): the Bill Reagan Community Award for contributions to human rights by a business;

The Annual Awards Breakfast will be held Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Iowa Memorial Union, 125 N. Madison Street. Breakfast will be available starting at 7:15 a.m., with the program beginning promptly at 7:30 a.m.

Tickets are $20 per person and are available online at The deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, October 21. No tickets will be sold at the door. Ten reduced-price tickets are available at $10 each on a first-come first-served basis.

Diane Finnerty, Assistant Provost for Faculty at the University of Iowa, will provide the keynote address, “Imagining a World in which Black and Brown Lives Mattered.” 

For more information, email or call 319-356-5022.

Date of publication

Wednesday, October 12, 2016